UFC Austin Weigh-In Results

UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126) is set to take place on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET and the promotion’s […]

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UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126) is set to take place on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, at 6 p.m. ET.

Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros in a welterweight bout will serve as the main event while Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight bout will serve as the co-main event.

Rounding out the six bout main card is James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo in a lightweight bout, Thiago Alves vs. Curtis Millender in a welterweight bout, Steven Peterson vs. Humberto Bandenay in a featherweight bout, and Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti in a lightweight bout.

UFC officials held the weigh-ins for UFC Austin on Saturday and here are the weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 9 p.m. ET)

Donald Cerrone () vs. Yancy Medeiros ()

Derrick Lewis (264) vs. Marcin Tybura ()

Francisco Trinaldo () vs. James Vick ()

Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Curtis Millender ()

Brandon Davis () vs. Steven Peterson (145.5)

Sage Northcutt (155.5) vs. Thibault Gouti (155.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 7 p.m. ET)

Diego Ferreira (155.5) vs. Jared Gordon (156)

Brian Camozzi () vs. Geoff Neal ()

Joby Sanchez () vs. Roberto Sanchez ()

Sarah Moras (135.5) vs. Lucie Pudilova ()

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

Josh Burkman (170.5) vs. Alex Morono ()

Oskar Piechota () vs. Tim Williams ()

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UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Medeiros: Betting Preview, Austin Card Odds Analysis

Donald Cerrone had never lost two fights in a row before falling to Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 214 last July. But Cowboy will be trying to break a three-bout losing streak Sunday in Austin, Texas, where he takes on Yancy…

Donald Cerrone had never lost two fights in a row before falling to Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 214 last July. But Cowboy will be trying to break a three-bout losing streak Sunday in Austin, Texas, where he takes on Yancy Medeiros as a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark in the main event at UFC Fight Night 126.

A 15-pound move by Cerrone (32-10, one no-contest) up to welterweight from lightweight started off successfully, with four straight victories and three consecutive Performance of the Night bonuses.

However, as the competition has gotten tougher at 170 pounds, the former 155-pound title contender has struggled. Ranked No. 11 at welterweight, Cerrone is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 118 last October, which was after a second-round TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC on Fox 23 in January 2017.

Meanwhile, Medeiros (15-4, 1 NC) has headed in the opposite direction, as he will bring a three-fight winning streak into the Octagon and the division’s No. 15 ranking.

The 30-year-old Hawaiian is four years younger than Cerrone and has a longer reach than his opponent at 75 inches despite being three inches shorter at 5’10”. Medeiros is listed as a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125) and has finished each of his last three foes (two knockouts and one submission) since suffering a unanimous-decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo in the Fight of the Night at UFC 198 in May 2016.

The co-main event preceding Cerrone vs. Medeiros is an evenly matched heavyweight battle, according to oddsmakers, between Marcin Tybura (16-3) and Derrick Lewis (18-5, 1 NC). Both suffered losses in their last fights yet each remain ranked in the Top 10.

Lewis had a six-fight winning streak snapped by a fourth-round TKO loss to Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 last June. After initially saying he would retire following that performance, Lewis took a bout against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216 before bowing out due to a back injury. The No. 7 heavyweight is a +120 underdog versus Tybura.

Werdum fought Tybura instead at UFC Fight Night 121 a month afterward and scored a dominant unanimous-decision victory, ending the No. 9 fighter’s three-fight winning streak. Tybura is a -140 favorite against Lewis and had knocked out two of his three opponents before that November loss.

        

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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Plans To Fight 4x in 2018

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UFC Fight Night 126 Preview: 3 Can’t-Miss Fights

The UFC makes a rare Sunday appearance when UFC Fight Night 126 goes down from Austin, Texas.
At the top of the slate, perennial fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on fellow knockout artist Yancy Medeiros, but the action doesn’t end there.
Here…

The UFC makes a rare Sunday appearance when UFC Fight Night 126 goes down from Austin, Texas.

At the top of the slate, perennial fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on fellow knockout artist Yancy Medeiros, but the action doesn’t end there.

Here are three fights you can’t miss from the capital city of the Lone Star State.

            

Welterweight

Donald Cerrone (32-10-1) vs. Yancy Medeiros (15-4-1)

Odds (per OddsShark): Cerrone -153, Medeiros +133

Airs on: Fox Sports 1

These two fighters are trending in opposite directions. Medeiros has won three straight, all by stoppage. In his most recent contest, he knocked out “the other” Cowboy, Alex Oliveira, in a Fight of the Night performance.

Cerrone has lost three straight. If he were a lower-profile competitor, he might have received his UFC walking papers. But he is popular enough that that will probably never happen. Still, the guy could use a win.

Cerrone will bring his rangy muay thai against Medeiros‘ boxing. The Hawaiian will want to close the distance and neutralize Cowboy’s perimeter game.

The real X-factor, however, may be Medeiros‘ underrated grappling. That’s a solid plan B against Cerrone, who, while not exactly deficient on the ground, may find himself more vulnerable than he is on the feet. Sound the upset alarms.

Medeiros, TKO, Rd. 3

              

Heavyweight

Derrick Lewis (18-5-1) vs. Marcin Tybura (16-3)

Odds: Tybura -141, Lewis +121

Airs on: Fox Sports 1

Derrick Lewis might be the hardest hitter in the entire UFC. He hasn’t competed since June, thanks to a back injury that forced him out of a bout with Fabricio Werdum at the 11th hour.

Tybura faced Werdum in November, but it didn’t go well; he dropped a dominant decision to the former champ. The Pole is not the most charismatic fighter on the UFC roster, but he is tough and well-rounded. 

This is a classic heavyweight matchup. It could be a snoozer, with both men gassing early and reeling around the cage like characters in an Irish novel, or it could be a thunderous slugfest. Here’s predicting the latter.

Lewis, KO, Rd. 1

             

Welterweight

Brian Camozzi (7-4) vs. Geoff Neal (8-2)

Odds: Neal -200, Camozzi +170

Airs on: Fox Sports 1

Despite their relatively abbreviated records, these two have managed to rack up eight knockouts and five submissions between them. This one’s probably not going to the judges.

You may know Geoff Neal from the Tuesday Night Contender Series that airs on UFC Fight Pass. “Handz of Steel” doesn’t do anything particularly flashy, but he knows how to get inside and punish opponents with combinations.

Brian Camozzi is a little more well-rounded, but he has a penchant for reckless brawling. That will ultimately be his undoing, but it will also make for one heck of an entertaining scrap.

Neal, TKO, Rd. 2

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Donald Cerrone Reveals Who He Was Supposed To Fight At UFC Austin

Fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will make his return in the main event of UFC Fight Night 126 on Feb. 18, 2017 in Austin, Texas against Hawaiian Yancy Medeiros, but he recently revealed that that wasn’t always plan. In fact, “Cowboy”, who has competed at 170 pounds for the last two years, recently revealed that […]

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Fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will make his return in the main event of UFC Fight Night 126 on Feb. 18, 2017 in Austin, Texas against Hawaiian Yancy Medeiros, but he recently revealed that that wasn’t always plan.

In fact, “Cowboy”, who has competed at 170 pounds for the last two years, recently revealed that he was going to drop back down to lightweight for a rematch with Matt Brown:

“I was going back to 155-pounds, and I thought the fight was supposed to be with Matt Brown,” Cerrone told Jim Norton and Matt Serra in a recent appearance on UFC Unfiltered. “Matt Brown called, and I begged the UFC for the fight, I told them that he wanted to do it.”

“So originally, the fight was me and Matt Brown in Austin, main event,” Cerrone said. “So, I was like, ‘alright, I wanted to go down to 155, but f—k it, whatever, no problem. So then, they said ‘well, now Matt, I guess the day doesn’t work for him, I don’t know what the excuse was.”

Brown, who’s lost three of his last four fights, dropped a brutal knockout loss to Cerrone at UFC 206 in December 2016. He then bounced back with a vicious stoppage victory over Diego Sancez in a bout that he said he would retire after.

Cerrone, however, feels as if “The Immortal” may have wanted ‘redemption’:

“He was talking about retirement, and I guess maybe I was the fight that he wants redemption,” Cerrone said. “He doesn’t wanna go out like that – I have no idea. He was asking for the fight, and I was obliged to give it to him.”

As far as Medeiros goes, the 30-year-old has won three consecutive bouts and is coming off of a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate against Alex Oliveira at UFC 218 last month. When it was revealed that he would be available to fight, “Cowboy” jumped at the opportunity:

“So, now, here I am, main event in Austin, by myself, and then Yancy’s like ‘I’ll do it!’ So I said ‘OK, here we go!’

After dropping three straight fights, Cerrone will look to get back into the win column.

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